Traveling Trunks – Bring the Museum to your Classroom!

Traveling Trunks and Kits are an economical way to bring the Museum to YOU! Rental fee is a refundable deposit of $15 per trunk. Trunks include many artifacts and a week of lessons.

Trunk deposits are always refundable, but if you choose to donate your deposit, these funds are used to assist students with economic needs to be able to come on field trips or to Living History Days.

Call 828-253-9231 or email [email protected] for information or to schedule your program or fill out the request form below.

Another way to bring the Museum to YOU is with an In-School Presentation!

A trained museum volunteer or staff person will present any of the above topics in your school. Programs may be presented to as many as 50 students per presentation (some are more hands-on and 25 students would be more appropriate).

Cost is $3 per student. 

Choose a program, traveling trunk/kit, or suggest a custom program. Craft topics may include an extra supply fee.

Available Trunks

Native Americans

Learn about the language and culture of the Cherokee and other tribes.

History’s Mysteries

Learn to be a museum curator who has just received a box of artifacts. What are these things? Use thinking and questioning skills to identify objects. Also includes lessons on inventions and inventors.

Civil War

Two large trunks packed full of items that might have been carried by soldiers in the Union and Confederate armies, lesson plans, CDs, and books.

 Fibers to Fabric

Students will explore fabrics and fibers such as wool, cotton, flax, and synthetics as well as techniques like spinning and weaving.

Roaring 20s

Includes 1920s artifacts and lessons on the attitude, slang, music, and dance of the era.

Hang Down Your Head, Tom Dooley

Use primary source documents to re-create a portion of the trial of Tom Dooley for the 1866 murder of Laura Foster.